Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Road trip day 12

Besides visiting Graceland there was another thing a wanted to go see in Memphis: The National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel. 
The Lorraine Motel is where Dr. Martin Luther King jr.was assassinated in front of his motel room on April 4, 1968. This museum is not only about MLK, but also traces the history of the Civil Rights Movement from the 17th century to the present. And you also get to have a look inside room 306, where MLK stayed in April 1968.
This museum was very interesting, we spend more than 3 hours inside listening to the audiotour and reading everything that was on display. 

Of course I made a photo of the outside of Motel Lorraine, a picture that (I think) everyone has seen before. But I could not leave without this, almost, cliché photo. I am actually very pleased with how it turned out in black and white:

Motel Lorraine, Memphis


  1. Great photo, looks like it could have been taken in 1968.

  2. That image has everyone in his mind. A frozen moment and a very touching image to leave the scene like in 1968.

  3. I've always wanted to go to Graceland! Have you seen the movie Mystery Train? I'm surprised that the Lorraine Motel looks as it did on April 4th '68 - with the vintage cars in the parking lot but I really like that they're there. It must have been moving and enlightening to tour the museum. How many times have we seen the footage of that fateful day? I love the lines of the building and your photo is fabulous. Black and white is perfect. happy day to you Nellies.


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